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CollectionsYour library (197)

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TagsHistorical Fiction (170), Classical (49), England (47), Medieval (46), Greek (29), Roman (21), Historical (21), 19th C (15), Scotland (11), 18th C (10) — see all tags

MediaBook (197), Paper Book (186), Audiobook (1)

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About meI am 69(2008, photo 2008). I have always loved reading, travel, music and painting. I am married with 7 children and 13 grandchildren. I am a true Brit, my grandparents being English, Welsh, Irish and Scottish and I currently live in the west of England.
My particular literary interests are with History and travel with light relief in the thrillers of John D Macdonald, Robert Crais, Lee Child etc. My interest in Historical fiction was originally stimulated by three books-The Long Ships, Frans Bengtsson-Manila Gallion, F Van Wyck Mason and The Black Rose, Thomas Costain. Now I particularly like the novels of Bernard Cornwell, Conn Iggulden and Valerio Massimo Manfredi. I also have a strong interest in the history, literature and art of Classical Greece. My top three travel books are,- Arabian Sands, Wilfred Thesiger; Travels With Charley, John Steinbeck and Southern Cross to Pole Star, A.F.Schiffley. Other Favourite books are - The Grapes of Wrath,John Steinbec; The Histories, Herodotus; Collected Essays,Letters and Journalism, George Orwell; Robert Graves-The Greek Myths and The Golden Fleece.

About my libraryI have a lot of books, none very valuable, mainly paperbacks but all that I have enjoyed and feel that I could read again or have read again and again.

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Homepagehttp://jonrspark@fsmail.co.uk

Real nameJohn

LocationGloucestershire, England

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Member sinceFeb 13, 2009

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